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  • Mr. Forsley Presents Further Program on the Small Business Reorganization Act

    || 20-Apr-2020

    On February 27, 2020, FLP’s Alan Forsley presented a program at the Bankruptcy Inn of Court meeting held at the Jonathan Club, downtown Los Angeles, on the Small Business Reorganization Act which became effective February 2020. In addition to Inn of Court members, several bankruptcy judges and 9 th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel judges were in attendance.
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  • Mr. Forsley Presents Program on the Small Business Reorganization Act

    || 5-Mar-2020

    On January 29, 2020, FLP’s Alan Forsley presented a program at the Beverly Hills Bar Association on the Small Business Reorganization Act which became effective February 2020.
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  • Alan Forsley Speaks on How Trusts Are Affected by a Bankruptcy Filing

    || 22-Feb-2020

    On February 21, 2019, FLP’s Alan Forsley presented a continuing legal education program on how the trust settlors, trustees, and beneficiaries as well as trust property are impacted by a bankruptcy filing. Mr. Forsley’s talk was presented to more than 50 bankruptcy attorneys and bankruptcy judges at the James T. King Bankruptcy American Inn of Court held at the California Club in Los ...
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  • Alan Forsley Presents Bankruptcy Program on Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Issues

    || 30-Jul-2018

    On June 12, 2018, FLP’s Alan Forsley presented a program on Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation at the James T. King Bankruptcy American Inn of Court to over 40 bankruptcy attorneys and judges.
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  • FLP Delivers Memorial Bankruptcy

    || 2-Mar-2018

    On March 2, 2018, FLP’s Marc Lieberman delivers Howard N. Madris Memorial Bankruptcy for Litigators Presentation to the Santa Monica Bar Association with former Chapter 7 trustee John Monte.
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  • Alan Forsley attends Financial Lawyers Conference Seminar

    || 31-Oct-2017

    On October 27, 2017, Alan Forsley attended the Financial Lawyers Conference day-long seminar on Workouts and Restructurings of Commercial Loans, Syndicated Credit Facilities, and Secured and Unsecured Notes.
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  • Marc Lieberman Spoke as a Seminar Panelist at Loyola Law School

    || 11-Oct-2017

    On October 10, 2017, Marc Lieberman spoke as a seminar panelist at Loyola Law School regarding strategies and tactics peculiar to mediating contested bankruptcy matters.
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  • On October 2, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California recertified attorneys Marc Lieberman and Alan Forsley as legal specialists in bankruptcy law for the period of June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2022.
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  • On September 26, 2017, after 6 years of service to the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, including 5 years as Chairman of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Golf Tournament and 7 years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy Section, including 1 year as Chairman, Alan Forsley was installed at the 4 Seasons Hotel as a member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar ...
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  • The Rest of the Story

    || 3-Aug-2016

    Paul Harvey, a conservative radio broadcaster who passed away in 2009, had a long-running radio show, which included segments called “The Rest of the Story.” Harvey pointed out the unknown and unexpected aspects of familiar subjects. Which made me recall three recent signature BHBA events, and how we learned the rest of the story. For example, Morgan Chu, partner at Irell & Manella ...
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  • Civility in the Age of Political Circus

    || 30-Jul-2016

    According to the Guidelines for Civility in Litigation in effect in our courts, “Counsel should at all times be civil and courteous in communicating with adversaries, whether in writing or orally.”1 Just how does that compare with the March 3rd Republican Debate? “CRUZ: Breathe, breathe, breathe. TRUMP: Lyin’ Ted. CRUZ: You can do it. You can breathe. I know it’s ...
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  • Career Advice to My 26 - Year - Old Self

    || 27-Jul-2016

    January 23rd was the 46th anniversary of the day I became a member of the California Bar. I had passed the July Bar Exam, was clerking for US District Judge Milton Pollack in Manhattan when I passed, and got permission to be admitted in absentia by any court of record. I asked Judge Pollack to swear me in, in his chambers. “Do you solemnly promise to do whatever it says you’re supposed ...
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  • A Very Bad Friday the Thirteenth

    || 22-Jul-2016

    Friday the 13 th (of November) was a very bad day. My Friday began with a report of an Israeli family ambushed on the road south of Hebron, father and son dead, mother and daughter injured in the back of their van, when the Red Crescent ambulance passed by and decided not to stop for Israelis. It ended with the six separate systematic attacks and 129 deaths in Paris. President Obama said it was ...
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  • The Rule of Law

    || 19-Jul-2016

    Most lawyers join bar associations for networking, community service and professional development. I joined the Beverly Hills Bar Association for a different reason. I had lost an important case and believed the law was unfair as written. I was upset. I knew that California was more focused on statutes than judge-made law and that the BHBA was very active in law reform through the Conference of ...
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  • A debtor whose discharged is denied or revoked in a Chapter 7 case cannot discharge in a later Chapter 7 case claims incurred before the prior case. 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(10). However, for individuals who qualify for Chapter 13, the denial or revocation of discharge in an earlier Chapter 7 case might not preclude the granting of a so-called “super-discharge” in a later-filed Chapter ...
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  • As if California real property sellers didn’t have enough to worry about, on July 17, 2015, the Federal District Court in Los Angeles sent a shiver down the spines of sellers when it handed down its order in In re Walldesign, Inc. In Walldesign, Donald Buresh and his wife Karen Philips sold a piece of commercial real estate in 2009 to Michael Bello, the president and sole shareholder of ...
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  • On September 30, 2015, Howard Fredman is being installed as the president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association at the 2015 Annual Installation & Awards Dinner at the 4 Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Registration information can be found by clicking here.
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  • Howard Fredman Interview in Beverly Hills Weekly

    || 17-Sep-2015

    In the September 17-23, 2015 edition of the Beverly Hills Weekly, Howard Fredman was interviewed at length as the incoming Beverly Hills Bar Association President. The interview is here: Beverly Hills Weekly
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  • Marc Lieberman Is Lecturing

    || 11-Sep-2015

    Marc Lieberman Is Lecturing at the 14th Annual Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Symposium in Pasadena, California On November 3, 2015, Marc Lieberman is lecturing at the 14 th Annual Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Symposium in Pasadena, California. Registration information and the biographies of the other faculty members can be found by clicking here.
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  • Howard Fredman Addresses the Southern California Business Litigation Inn

    || 15-Jun-2015

    Howard Fredman Addresses the Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court in Los Angeles. May 15, 2015, panelist Howard Fredman addresses The Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court in Los Angeles.
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  • FLP Successfully Defends Technology Company in Federal District Court

    || 15-May-2015

    May 27, 2015, Los Angeles, California. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin of the U.S. District Court has granted summary judgment against Plaintiffs Joseph Odish, John Bourbeau and Cranbrook Capital Consulting Group, who had sued Mr. Fredman's clients, Cognitive Code Corporation and their founders and counsel. Plaintiffs had alleged they were entitled to a non-dilutable 37.5 percent ownership ...
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  • FLP Successfully Defends Appeal of Legal Malpractice Case Against Law Firm Client

    || 21-Apr-2015

    April 21, 2015 Los Angeles, California. California's Court of Appeal has affirmed a Judgment by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven J. Kleifield entered after a bench trial on Plaintiff Patrick Duff's claims for legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against Mr. Fredman's clients David R. Welch and Mr. Welch's law firm. On April 21, 2015, the Court of Appeal in an ...
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